Raif Badawi with his children
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Blogger's wife appeals to new Saudi King Salman

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have again postponed a second round of 50 lashes on the blogger Raif Badawi.

No reason has been given, but last week Mr Badawi was reported to be physically unfit to face the penalty after receiving the first flogging.

He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for insulting Islam.

Meanwhile his wife, Ensaf Haidar, has appealed to Saudi Arabia's new monarch, King Salman, to pardon him.

Lucy Manning reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
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